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Today's News

  • Barricaded man surrenders to state police

    ENGLISH ­– An armed man fortified himself inside a home in northern Perry County and allegedly held police at bay for nearly four hours Monday and into the early morning Tuesday.

    What began as a domestic dispute landed the Crawford County man behind bars on several felony counts, including a weapons charge.

    Peter Mathew Jacobs, 34, of English was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, criminal recklessness with a firearm and domestic battery in the presence of a minor, each a Level 6 felony.

  • Grant sought for Depot upgrades

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While plans for passenger rail excursions to and from Tell City are still taking shape, city leaders agreed last week to support a $50,000 enhancement grant that would fund work adjacent to the Tell City Depot.

  • Majesty at rest
  • Early primary voting underway

    PERRY COUNTY – After months of listening to presidential hopefuls from both parties, Perry County voters can now cast their ballots for the candidates running for the White House, Congress, governor and several local races.

    In Perry County, early voting is taking place in the commissioners room inside the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Early votes can also be cast from 8 a.m. to noon on the two Saturdays before the primary election, April 23 and April 30.

    Early in-person voting continues through noon on May 2.

  • Community Events; April 14

    1720 Club raffle tickets for sale

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Joyce (Goffinet) Greenwood of Tell City is selling tickets to help raise money for the St. Rita School for the Deaf. Her husband, Larney Greenwood, is an alumni of the school.

    She has tickets for the school’s 1720 Club, a year-long raffle that draws $1,720 in cash prizes on the last business day of each month.

    St. Rita’s is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about the fundraisers, visit www.srsdeaf.org.

     

  • Late Tell City-Troy 2016-17 kindergarten registration is today

    TELL CITY – A late kindergarten enrollment for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be held Thursday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for all children entering school for the first time.

    To enter Kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year, a child must be at least five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2016. A child does not have to enroll in Kindergarten at age five. If parents believe the child is not ready, the child may enter Kindergarten at age six.

    Parents should take with them:

  • Beyond transparency, we need accountability

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic – I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want to know how often I got a straight answer? Almost never.

  • In making yard, garden decisions, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passports available at county visitors bureau

    The Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passport Booklet, containing routes for each of Indiana’s seven Scenic Byways, are now being distributed. Locally, they are available at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located in the Tell City Depot.

  • Possible reason home runs are up in MLB this year

    It’s too bad Ted Williams, who died in 2002, isn’t around to tell us why more home runs are being hit in Major League Baseball this season.
    I recall an interview he did with Diehard Magazine, a Boston Red Sox fan publication, in the 1990s during the height of MLB’s steroid era.